Notes on Nosferatu-chic.

October 11, 2009
Call me superficial but the majority of the appeal of studying film derives from watching those with luscious mise-en-scene, not those that play with narrative convention or employ Brechtian techniques of distanciation (I’m looking at you Godard…). As part of genre studies, we’re doing a mini-case study on Dracula films. This week, it’s Ford-Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which is surely the epitome of shite, wooden acting and sumptuous sets and costumery.
The abundance of gothic attire got me thinking about Robert Geller‘s rather vampiric offering for AW09. This season’s man was a pallid (and perhaps undead?) fellow looking dashing circa 1900. But it wasn’t a festering lot of period costume, rather it was version of dark dressing made appropriate for the contemporary Count through the inclusion of leather trousers and accessories and the use of layering of simply cut separates.
Hats are that little bit Van Helsing – wide-brimmed and reminiscent of a traditional Pilgrim and Boss of the plains hybrid model. The addition of the v. vampire-esque (well, the trad kind…think Lestat in Interview with a Vampire) neckwear in knife-sharp-canine white, coagulated blood red, and black, completes the ensemble. These accessories are more affectionately known as “draped dangly bits” by one Tim Blanks, so I’m resting assured it is, of course, the technical term.
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Robert Geller AW09
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Any other devilish sources of inspiration for dress? If yes, do make them known below.

Images from Men’s Style
  • Mat October 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    this is some tasty stuff, il check out the rest of the collection. really impressed.

  • Richard Kilroy October 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    are you going to watch the original nosferatu as part of the course? We had to, i actually really enjoyed it!

  • Cillian October 12, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Mat: You really must. It's goth in the good sense.Richard: We already have! I loved it as well. We also watched one of the class Hammer productions – "Dracula, Prince of Darkness" which made for a good laugh./

  • Luxury Ties October 13, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I love the styles here!!so dark and mysterious!!

  • Frederik Sisa October 14, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    It says steampunk to me more than goth per se, but either way…much nicer, refined, even romantic stuff than the usual gothploitation from the mainstream fashion and media.

  • Charleston October 16, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    These clothes are incredible. Like burberry hunting gear for the gothic kind!? Keep the posts coming, as its rare to find blogs like ours that focus on male